Water Efficiency
Rainwater Harvesting, Flickr

Rainwater Harvesting: An Attractive and Affordable Method of Water Conservation

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Rainwater harvesting is an adaptable method of conservation with huge benefits for your household and your community.


New York City: The Greenest City in America?

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In 2015, New York City was ranked the number one greenest city in the United States. In the span of one year, it dropped to number fourteen. What could account for this dramatic fall from grace?

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Dry Composting Toilets and How They Work

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Composting toilets are dry toilets that do not use any water. Instead they use aerobic processing to treat the waste. Sawdust, peat moss and other elements are mixed with the waste to start the aerobi

The Key Components of Water Efficiency of Green Buildings

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Water efficiency is an important part of green building whose strategies and technologies reduce the amount of potable water consumed in buildings Many water conservation strategies have very low cost


The World's Greenest Office Building

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According to BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) Deloitte's new corporate headquarters located in Amsterdam is the most sustainable office building in the wor

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Net Zero Buildings: The U.S. Department of Energy's Official Definition

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Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Energy announced a common definition for Zero Energy Buildings or what are also sometimes called ZEBs or Net Zero Buildings. Why is this important?

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USGBC Release the 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) are the people responsible for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program. Through this program of standards

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Xeriscaping: A Real Alternative to Turf Lawns?

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Xeriscaping which also is known by the names of water-conserving landscapes, dry-scape, smart scapin, and drought-tolerant landscaping is an alternative to traditional landscaping that uses limited tu


What is Greywater (Graywater)?

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Greywater (also known as graywater) is waste water from homes or commercial buildings that has not come into contact with any fecal matter and would be considered relatively clean. For the most part a


Walmart: The Most Sustainable Company on the Planet?

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Believe it or not, in 2015 Walmart is actually positioning itself to be the most sustainable company on the planet. I personally doubt Walmart is doing this because of a firm belief in global warming

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Green Roof on Chicago's City Hall

The Two Types of Green Roofs

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You are seeing green roofs in the news more and more these days. Most recently France passed a law that all new commercial buildings across the country need to be at least partially covered in plants

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3 Water Saving Showerheads for Green Building and LEED

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Water efficiency is a key part of green building, since buildings are major users of the delicate potable water supply. In fact, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building